Retired NFL quarterback and former D.C. police chief to headline NRF PROTECT 2017

These experts will give the audience new ways to impact their business while protecting and enhancing the customer experience.

Bob Moraca
NRF Vice President of Loss Prevention

WASHINGTON – A Super Bowl-winning quarterback and the first woman to lead the nation’s capital’s police force will be among keynote speakers as more than 2,000 industry leaders, loss prevention professionals, cybersecurity experts and law enforcement officers convene in Washington, D.C., June 26-28, 2017, at NRF PROTECT 2017.

Cathy Lanier, former chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, will kick off the keynote sessions at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, in a session titled “Safety and Preparedness in the 21st Century.” The session will cover Lanier’s extensive experience in fighting crime and security threats while protecting people and assets.

On the same day, five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning will speak at 1:00 p.m. in a session titled “The Goalposts of Leadership are shifting: Are You?” Manning will discuss how he has fought many epic battles under intense pressure on the gridiron, earning the respect of the league and players as a game-changing leader.

“We are thrilled to welcome two extraordinary leaders who have great insights to offer from their extensive and inspirational careers,” NRF Vice President of Loss Prevention Bob Moraca said. “These experts will give the audience new ways to impact their business while protecting and enhancing the customer experience.”

The conference will also feature top-notch educational sessions and provide a forum for professionals to identify solutions to industry security challenges and explore the latest cutting-edge technologies.

Complimentary registration is available to editorial staff members of the press, as well as accredited retail analysts and bloggers. To register, contact Ana Serafin Smith at

For more information about NRF PROTECT 2017, visit


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